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Portal 2 vs. Killzone 2 - The Ultimate PS3 Showdown, Round 1

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on 25 July 2012

The Ultimate PS3 Games Showdown has officially kicked off! We've set out to decide the Best PS3 Game of All Time, but we need your help. Through a series of match-ups, we'll narrow the field until only the best of the best remain. All you need to do is click the link below and cast YOUR vote in our official poll!


The Contenders:

Portal 2

The award-winning Portal series redefined the puzzle genre with its unique and humorous storyline, clever level design and high-tech portal popping device. In Portal 2, Valve expanded the universe and built on the foundations of its predecessor to deliver a game that offset its brain-aching challenges with lots of humour and personality, especially from new character Wheatley, voiced by the brilliant Stephen Merchant. The addition of a co-op campaign added replay value with even more perplexing puzzles to solve and Portal 2 effortlessly made its way to the number one spot in many top ten lists of the best games of 2011. Oh, did we mention Steamworks integration? Every owner of the PS3 version of Portal 2 also owns a PC copy, and they're cross-compatible.

Killzone 2

Killzone 2 looks incredible on the PlayStation 3 and boasts some of the best physics and animation ever seen in a first-person shooter. The single player campaign was fast, furious, and exciting, and the A.I. was brutally unforgiving. Meanwhile, the depth of the multiplayer experience made it one of the most well-rounded shooters on the system. From the sound of gun-fire and explosions to the rousing orchestral score, the incredible audio in Killzone 2 drew you into the battle. Guerilla Games' PS3 debut was a teeth-clenching roller coaster ride that will long be remembered by all who played it.

Which of these two games deserves to move forward in our competition? Cast your votes in the official polling thread, and be sure to vote in all our match-ups to decide the Best PS3 Game Ever!